Junior Achievement Forms – Creating your 4-H career resume and getting ready for future awards, trips, and scholarships!!

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2020 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record Form (your 4-H career resume).  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Please review the Example Jr. Achievement Form for more information. One or two youth who have documented their 4-H accomplishments and have earned the “Gold Clover” award may be selected to attend Leadership Washington Focus in 2020! Junior Achievement Forms will be due to the Extension Office on Friday, January 10th, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. An awards banquet will be held in April for all members who submit a Junior Achievement Form.

 

Teen Opportunities, Award Forms, and Recognition (youth ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2020)

Attention Teens! Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-Her? Scholarship or Award Trip winner? Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?” We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part!

There are many exciting opportunities that await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. When you click this link, it will take you to a survey for you to share your contact information and learn more about opportunities available to older 4-H youth. Read all about them, mark which ones you are interested in and we will follow up with making sure you have the correct forms, applications, and information to proceed to the next steps!

The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Don’t miss out on learning more and getting involved! Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to give us a call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms.

We look forward to hearing about your responses to this interest survey: http://go.osu.edu/2020teens. Please respond by Sunday, December 1, 2019 (or as soon as possible so we can be sure to get you the information early!). Any additional paperwork required for the items you are interested in will be sent back to you (remember that it is best to submit your response ASAP so that you can have as much time as possible to complete any additional paperwork). Application forms for those opportunities who require a separate form or application will be available at http://fairfield.osu.edu on December 1st.

If members and parents would like a little extra assistance in preparing their records, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu.

We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you’ll find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

Additionally, we invite youth who will be ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2020 to attend the Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Junior Achievement Award Forms and Recognition (youth ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020)

Youth members who will be ages 9-13 as of 1/1/2020 are strongly encouraged to complete the Junior Achievement Form. The Junior Achievement Form allows youth to practice good record keeping skills of their 4-H accomplishments and experiences in preparation for older youth opportunities, trips, awards, scholarships and more! For more information, contact our office at 740-653-5419 or attend the Junior Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office / Ag Center.

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2020 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form. Completed forms (in paper copy) are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10th, 2020. There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. A banquet will be held in April recognizing those members completing the Junior Achievement Form.

The cover letter may be found here. Also, be sure to check out our Example Jr. Achievement Form

4-H Achievement Banquet – Save the Date

The annual 4-H Awards Banquet will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Ed Sands Building (157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster OH 43130) on April 9th 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The recognition program will follow a dessert reception.
Some changes for this year:
-Please note the change in venue for this year
-ALL AGES will be attending this ONE banquet
Invitations and more details will be coming soon!

Junior Achievement Form (ages 8 – 13 as of 1/1/2019) – Forms due 1/11/2019

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf  For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2019 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form.  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found here. Updated August 2016. For more information, contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

Achievement Form Workshop – November 10th in Columbus!

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a second Achievement Form Workshop on November 10th, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Agricultural Administration Building on OSU Columbus Campus in the Auditorium. Registration is free, however there will be parking costs on campus.

To RSVP by November 5th, please email Frances Nicol at nicol.115@osu.edu.

This workshop is open to all 4-H members, parents, advisors, and professionals, however it is most beneficial for the members to bring their completed or mostly completed forms and records so that they can receive 1:1 coaching and critiquing.

If you were unable to attend the first introductory workshop in September, please contact Frances and she can send you the Zoom (video) recording and materials.

Can’t make this date? No problem! Leslie will be hosting a workshop on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 in Fairfield County. Junior Achievement Forms will be covered between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for those youth who will be age 13 and under as of 1/1/2019. Older youth (ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2019) are invited to attend the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. that same evening!

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops

This year, the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will be hosting TWO achievement form workshops.  One is earlier this year, which is why you are receiving this email now!

Here is the basic information about it:

  • What: Achievement Form Workshop
    • Basic Overview-Ideal for first time achievement form completion or general information. This session will cover basic information about completing the form. (See below for more in-depth / coaching session.)
  • Who: 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more
  • Why: Learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, enhance forms to make them even stronger
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
  • Cost: FREE
  • Zoom: We are going to try to offer a Zoom (video conferencing) option!  If you are interested in this, please RSVP by 9/10/18 to 24@osu.edu to receive log in information.

FUTURE WORKSHOP: Saturday, November 10, 2018; 1-2:30 p.m. Ag Admin Auditorium.

  • More In-Depth Session-Ideal for 2+ year completion of the form (or those who have worked quite a bit on their form for the first year).  It will offer work stations and coaches available to help attendees with already started or completed achievement forms.

If you have questions, please let me know! We will also be hosting our Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Form Workshop on Thursday, December 6th at the Fairfield County Extension Office. We will discuss Junior Achievement Forms (ages 8-13 as of 1/1/2019) from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms (ages 14-18 as of 1/1/2019) from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Don’t Forget – Older Youth Applications due next Friday, January 5th by 4 pm!

If you are interested in being a Camp Counselor, a Junior Fair Board member, a Fashion & Nutrition Board member, a County Scholarship winner, an Ohio Achievement Form or Junior Achievement Form winner, the listen up!  All the above forms are due back in our office by 4 pm on Friday January 5th.

The forms can be found on our website, https://go.osu.edu/18formsandapplications. Instructions are found within this page. Remember, you need to sign your application and your parent/advisor sign the application as noted.

Camp Counselor Application checklist:

  • Turn in completed reference forms from two non-family members (one must be completed by your 4-H Advisor) in sealed envelopes (these are included in the application packet)
  • Read, sign and return your Application
  • Read, sign and return your Standards of Behavior Form
  • Read, sign and return your Camp Counselor Code of Conduct Form
  • Read, sign and return your Conselor Permission to Participate – 2018 Fairfield County 4-H Camps Form
  • Read, complete, sign and return your Ohio 4-H Health Statement (with picture attached)

Junior Fair Board Application checklist:

  • Read the new constitution and look over the calendar of events
  • Complete the Application (including member and parent signature)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from adults (not related to you).  One must be from the Junior Fair Organization (4-H or FFA) in which you are a member.  Letters of recommendation should be in a sealed envelope from the adult wirting the letter for you.

4-H Fashion and Nutrition Board Application checklist:

  • Complete the Application (including member and parent signature)
  • Answer the questions on page 2 of the Applicaiton on a seperate sheet of paper or attach your Ohio Achievement/Junior Achievement Form
County Scholarship Application checklist:
To apply for scholarships, members must complete and submit as one application submission (please staple all items in this order in the upper left hand corner):
  • A typed and signed Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application
  • A typed Ohio 4-H Achievement Form
  • A current transcript of your grades (for reference purposes only)
  • A one-page letter of support from your academic advisor, guidance counselor, teacher, community leader, or employer

Ohio Achievement Form checklist:

  • Stapled in top left hand corner (please note: tabbed dividers, coversheets, or any type of folder/binder should not be used!  2 points will be deducted if this requirement is not followed!)
  • Name/information is on the cover page
  • Form is signed by 4-H member, parent, AND advisor. Do not worry about getting the signature for the Extension Educator; Leslie will sign them after you turn in the form.
  •  Entire form is typed in Arial 11 point font (all sections, including 4-H Story) & ½ inch margins are maintained. Section sizes are not altered (no horizontal lines are changed to make section bigger or smaller)
  • All Sections (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) are complete and no additional pages are added, no alterations are made to the section size (horizontal lines are not changed to make bigger or smaller)—AT LEAST one thing is listed
  • 4-H Story is typed in Arial 11 point font & complete and is no more than 2 pages, single-sided, double spaced
  • 4-H Photo page is complete with photos AND labels and is no more than 1 page
  • There are enough copies of the form for EACH category where the form is being submitted in addition to a copy for the county. (i.e. if you are submitting a form in Beef, Citizenship & Community Service, Sea Camp, and Leadership Camp, you need to submit a total of 4 complete forms—each “X” should have its own form! Plus an extra copy for the county office)

Junior Achievement Form checklist:

  • Read the instructions for each area.  Remember if you are eligible for the gold award (5th year and up), but score green in one area, you will recieve the green award.
  • Turn in completed form with parent and advisor signature. Form may be typed or handwritten.
  • Add the years you completed each item on the line (2015, 2016, 2017  or 15-17 – both are acceptable)
  • Make sure you have details in your description of the project and citizenship areas.  Answer the questions posed in each area.
  • Have a photo page with labels to go with the photos.  The photos should be of someting you did with your project or club.

Good Luck!

 

Junior Achievement Award Forms – due January 5, 2018

The Fairfield County Junior Achievement Form is currently available in Word  or  pdf formats online and completed forms are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5th, 2018.

This award form is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2018 to complete. This form provides a great start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Form (when they turn 14).  There are three levels of Junior Achievement Awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of traditional 4-H (project work).

The cover letter may be found here and you can click here for an Example Jr. Achievement Form.

2017 Fairfield County Secretary Book Contest Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following Fairfield County 4-H Club Secretaries who competed in the annual Secretary Book Contest.

Dominic Blackston, Shooting Stars 4-H Club, 1st Place, 3 Star Book

Stephanie Bowers, Sewing Shefs 4-H Club, 1st Place, 2 Star Book

Anna Fusek, Lithopolis Livestock 4-H Club, 2nd Place, 2 Star Book

Sara DiSalvo, Bloomin’ Clovers 4-H Club, 1 Star Book

Justin Krile, Blazin’ Buckeyes 4-H Club, 1 Star Book

Samantha Bader, Baltimore Blue Ribbons 4-H Club, 1 Star Book

Thank you to the Maxwell Family for their continued sponsorship of the awards.